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is having his phone calls or e- mails looked at by the nsa. what they do is collect metadata. 2 phone number of calls made, time and date. all that information is stored. let's put that in the context of what is happening today.
more on the nsa. turns out snowden was right abou, ande person who ends up pg him right is the head of the nsa program. but first we start with, it's about stop and frisk, turns out it's not go time for stop and frisk. it's stop time. unconstitutional! what now! before i get into details let me do the panel here. kasper is here, friendly host, kind of. jayar jackson is here. the producer of "the young turks." >> your transitions are awesome. >> cenk: thank you. >> tricia rose, the professor, great to have you here. and andrew kruell. let's start on stop and frisk. first i want to show you something that the civil liberties put together. then i'll tell but the ruling. let's watch this first. >> this is the entrance where we come in, and where my son also come in. i have to come to my bedroom window, which is on the inside of the court yard to, make sure that he gets passed safely. to run this way to come from my kitchen window which is up there to make sure that he gets through this way safely. then go to my haul door, my house door, to make sure that he gets upstairs without being s
, it makes it hard to defend a few weeks later why the nsa programs have expanded. when you want allies on our side saying it is important that they are by our size, and then you have the president saying that the war on terror is over. apart from whatever isolationist streak i have in congress, blaming america first crowd, one of the main reasons we have a hard time maintaining support for programs like the nsa is because the president has undercut us, and mainly in a schizophrenic way. he should be out there on national tv, instead of talking about phony scandals, talk about the phony speeches he has made about is monetarism and tell us why the nsa program is so important. we are up against a situation where the people who are considered republicans, conservatives, are depending the programs of a left-of-center president who refuses to defend the program itself. but the country comes first. basisa will use that as a for the program being so essential. privacy versus security. we face an enemy which is overseas and here in our own country. it is an enemy which is willing to carry out a
how the nsa had permission to search databases of phone calls of americans. we will speak to senator ron wyden. then we look at the lives of civil rights legend bayard rustin. >> we need a group of angelic troublemakers. ability tos in our make things and workable. the only weapon we have is our body and we need to talk to them in places so that we'll do not turn. month byrs ago this your rustin organized a march on washington. he buys black, gay, and a pacifist. he will be honored with the posthumous medal of freedom. naegle,speak to walter and john d'emilio, author of "lost prophet: the life and times of bayard rustin." all that and more coming up. to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. a u.s. drone strike killed two people in yemen on saturday. the u.s. has now carried out nine drone strikes in two weeks, killing 38 people. it is the most concentrated series of drone strikes in a decade. yemeni official told cnn the number of strikes was actually 12 and nearly a dozen of those killed were believed to be innocent. the united states has reopened 18 of the 19
to make an opening statement about the nsa and major changes in the program of collecting met d meta-data becaf all the criticism he has got. people are anticipating and buzzing about that. we got into the east room, 20 minutes ahead of time. everybody gets their seats, and then they give the two-minute warning. the president comes in, and he covered a whole range of topics. this was really a media news conference. i'm sure you read and heard a lot about it. he talked about immigration reform. he talked about whether or not there would be a government shutdown. he talked about larry summers and janet yellen as new chairman of the fed. and he talked about putin. he said that putin sits in a slouch like's a high school likl student sitting in the back chair of the room like he's a high school student. he talked about the olympics, there was no way we were going to boycott the olympics but we were going to defend lgbt and coming home with a medal is the best way to combat bias in russia. then he spent the rest of the time talking about nsa, the spy program, and that's when he started. h
snowden is criticizing washington for the handling of the nsa leak case. he says a former analyst will remain for the foreseeable future. >> the father of edward snowden says the nsa leaker is not heading back to the united get a because he will not fair trial. he says he will visit his son in russia. hasden's temporary asylum chilled russia-u.s. relations, and the political furor at home shows no sign of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation -- martha's vineyard, president obama says he will be moving the nsa to more accountability. >> i do not think mr. snowden was a patriot. oath oftrayed his office. there is a young generation that believes he is decent born. ne.re has -- is jason bour >> we have to expand these programs that are lawful and have saved lives. >> washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. >> wildfires force scores of people in southern idaho. two lightnings barked fires scorching nearly 80,000 acres combined. authorities called for the mandatory evacuation of about 200 people as windy weather helps them grow. >> now your weather fo
-- >> a promise from the nsa -- germany's top intelligence minister says the u.s. has offered adeal great >> could israel a someone's doom peace talks before they begin? >> and the row between britain and spain over gibraltar is heating up. london is sending out warships area -- warships. >> aagreement between the u.s. and germany -- it could be the latest result of edward snowden's revelations about mass surveillance by the nsa. >> today, the man who oversees intelligence in angela merkel's government says washington offered this deal to try to allay german peoples fears that their text and phone calls are being spied spied on by foreign agency. he appeared for the second time in front of a lawmakers committee. >> it has been dominating the headlines just six weeks before national elections in germany. now the government is hoping this new pledge will neutralize the issue. >> the government's chief of staff was grilled for six hours on the nation -- on the nature of german collaborators with foreign intelligence agencies. he has been assured that neither the u.s. or britain rope protection laws.
and the revelation came out about the cia, fbi, irs, nsa a couple of initials have come up. there are real conspiracy. but when i'm also trying to do in the book is to look at conspiracy theories that say absolutely nothing true about the object of the series but all sort of thing that are true about the anxiety and the experience of the people who accept and believe and pass on the theory. the story doesn't catch on unless people feel a reason to believe it. >> what is a contemporary example. >> i think all sort of theories involve, you know, flooding again american liberty and sovereignty are going naturally appeal to people who feel like they're losing control over their live. all sort of new world order theory, for example, are metaphoric way of speaking about the losses controlled to people even the loss control is not being directed by 13 people in a secret room somewhere. this tbrun couple of decades ago. the idea that why doctors were injecting black -- there's no truth to that. ther responsible to say it was true. but it was able to catch on many had abusive treatment at the hands of hie doc
a news conference to announce a series of reforms related to the nsa spy programs. >> it is not about me as president having confidence in these programs. the american people need confidence in them as well. that is why i have consulted members of congress. i have passed the privacy and civil liberties oversight board to review where our counter- terrorism efforts and our values come into tension, and i have asked my national security team to be more aware of laws and practices. we will have more on the nsa after headlines. scores of people are dead and hundreds are wounded following a weekend of violence in iraq. a series of bombings aimed at shiites killed dozens of people over the weekend. families were celebrating eid- al-fitr, which marks the end of ramadan. according to a private monitoring group, an al qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for the bombings. on sunday, at least seven people died. three u.s. soldiers died in afghanistan on sunday. the u.s. official said that they were killed by insurgents in paktia province. attorney general eric holder is set to unveil a key n
future. brian mooar has the story. >> reporter: the father of edward snowden says the nsa leaker isn't headed back to the united states because he won't get a fair trial. >> as a father i want my son dome home if i believed the justice system that we should be afforded as americans will be applied correctly. >> reporter: until then he said he'll visit his son in russia. snowden's temporary asylum there has chilled russia-u.s. relations and the political fur error here at home shows no signs of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation on martha's vineyard, president obama said he had already been moving the nsa towards more transparentscy and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office. a young generation believe he's a jason bourne. >> reporter: nsa wants a stronger defense from the president. >> he failed to explain these programs which saved lives, stopped terrorist plots. >> reporter: washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> still to come an unusual ruling. why a
await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan by nsa programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which save lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are are not fearful that we the government are violating their privacy. the worm director of the nsa added oversight to hurt a key part of the program moving quickly to protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. the >> reporter: the leak seemed to push russian relations to a post cold war low. president obama has now canceled the meeting with russian president vladimir putin originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states' russia relationships in any priority. and treating them in a realistic fashion. that's the way to treat mr. putin, not just canceling a meeting. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son who he is prepared to visit him in russia after recently securing the papers he need
.s. embassies. on friday president obama announced proposals to change the oversight and transparency of the nsa. speakers included congressman peter king who chairs the homeland security subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence, former new york times reporter judith miller and fox business network host john stossel. the event was cohosted by the manhattan institute, the weekly standard and the group concerned veterans for america. >> we want to thank you all for coming. i'm not normally intimidated when i speak at these events, but now that i didn't realize gunny sergeant duff was here, now i'm very worried. [laughter] it's great to have all of you. i also want to join in thanking those of you who serve for your service and to say how pleased i am that pete king and john stossel have agreed to be here and also judy miller and gary bernstein who will be joining us for the panel. pete, when i saw -- i saw pete in afghanistan, i was visiting with a couple of people looking around for about a week in late 2011, and pete had volunteered, reuped and gone to afghanistan then to help train the
. >>> edward snowden's father is sounding off and criticizing washington for its handling of the nsa leak case. he said he's obtained the papers necessary to visit snowden in russia and says that's where the former analyst will remain for the foreseeable future. bryan mooar has the story. >> reporter: the father of edward snowden says the nsa leaker isn't headed back to the united states because he won't get a fair trial. >> as a father, i want my son to come home, if i believe that the justice so many that we should be afforded of as americans is going to be applied correctly. >> reporter: until then lon snowden says he'll visit his son in russia, snowden's temporary asylum there has chilled u.s./russian relations and the political furor here at homes shows no signs of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation on martha ans's vineyard, president obama said he'd already been moving the nsa toward more transparency and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office. there's a young generation that believe he's some kind of jason bourne and there
there, chris lavoie, jim ward. before we -- lots of big news obviously, nsa, all of that stuff. however, more importantly, nancy in ohio says omg, thanks to listening to a steph cast, only $4.95 a month, and then taking a shower that sound of trying to get the last drops of shampoo out of my bottle will never sound the same. it sounds exactly like turtle sex. eh, eh. >> stephanie: you don't want to wait. just that last little -- i apologize for that. [ applause ] >> wow! >> stephanie: all right. >> she thought of this when she was in the shower. >> it sounded like someone else's faucet? >> stephanie: right. the guy didn't repair his faucet correctly. that's how it sounds when he needs water. all right. in the meantime, because we should just start monday, we should start the week with some weirdness. >> yeah? >> stephanie: rocky mountain mike for some reason has decided to combine turtle sex, dana loesch, cody the screaming dog and barry white. why not? >> because he can. ♪ >> stephanie: that's weird. [dana loesch screaming] >> wow. >> like having sex with mitch mcconnell. >> stephani
.s. surveillance programs and faces tough questions about the nsa leaker. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> the debate over the future of u.s. spying programs. mike mccaul, the head of the house homeland security committee. analysis from ted koppel of nbc news and "the washington post's" barton gellman. then presidential orders. strong words from the commander in chief this week about stamping out sexual assault in the military. the pentagon is preparing new rules, but there is an agreement on how to end the crisis. i go one-on-one with one of the lawmakers pushing for change, missouri senator claire mccaskill. >>> the immigration debate. a critical time for reform as members of congress head back to their districts to prepare for the fall fight. what are the prospects for passage? talk to both sides including the congressmen leading the fight against reform. >>> end of an era. the venerable "the washington post" is sold to amazon's jeff bez bezos. was what does it say about the future of traditional media? inside analyst from "the washington post's" david ignatius and dav
surveillance program so many people are talking about, including a change in how the nsa collects phone records, more transparency by the secret foreign intelligence court, that's the fisa court, and the creation of a task force of private citizens. joining me this morning barton gellman of "the washington post" who has been writing extensively about edward snowden and the nsa, special correspondent for nbc news ted koppel, and the chairman of the house homeland security committee, republican congressman mike mccaul. barton gellman, let me start with you. has edward snowden won? has he accomplished what he set out to do, which is not only get a debate going but force change in these programs? >> he has accomplished far more than anyone in his position could have reasonably hoped to have accomplished. he told me his greatest fear was that he would come out and do this and whole story would be -- you know, roiling around for a day and it would be gone. now you have president obama being forced to say that he welcomes the debate, which he welcomes sort of like the ceo who gets an ang
's been too soft on russia and accused nsa leaker edward snowden. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia. and mr. putin putting his thumb right in america's eye. >> reporter: senator john mccain argued that the president underestimated his russian counterpart. >> and i know they like to focus on body language, and he's got that kind of slouch looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. >> the president comparing him to the kid in the back of the classroom, i think is very indicative of his lack of appreciation of who vladimir putin is. >> reporter: and renewed debate today about the president's defense of the nsa surveillance programs. >> finally came out last friday trying to come up with ways to salvage the program by window dressing. >> i applaud the president for bringing us there and talking about how do we educate the public that we need this program. >> reporter: all this as snowden's father says he now has the papers to visit his son in russia whom he continues to defend. >> what i
the president's plan to increase oversight of the nsa surveillance programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which have saved lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are not fearful that we, the government, are violating their privacy. >> reporter: the former director of the nsa warned added oversight could hurt a key part of the program, moving quick three protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. >> reporter: the leaks seem to have pushed u.s./russia relations to a post-cold war low. ever since snowden obtained asyl num the country. president obama has canceled a meeting with vladimir putin originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states/russia relationships in any priority, and treat him in a realistic fashion. that's the way to treat mr. putin. not just canceling a meeting. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son who he is preparing to visit in russia after recent
great harm to the operation of the nsa and snowden should return to stand trial. the father says he is disappointed with the president's comments. believes the president and members of congress are involved in political theater he claims was quote poisening the well for his son to have a fair trial if he were to return home to face charges. >> as a father i want my son to come home if i believe the justice system we should be afforded of as americans is going to be applied correctly. >> president obama in an effort to maintain the public's trust of the nsa program is now providing more over sight and transparency. still some lawmakers believe snowden be trade his count-- bed his country. >> there are a large number of americans, particularly young americans who view mr. snowden as some kind of a whistleblower when we know he be trade his oath of office. there's a young generation who believe he is some kind of jason bourne and there has got to be more transparency. >> his father says he has not spoken to his son directly he also adds he is looking forward to meeting him in russia so
are talking about this morning, here's don. >>> new development when it comes to former maryland and nsa edward snowden. >> good morning. we've learned the father of nsa leaker edward snowden will visit his son in moscow. snowden is wanted in the u.s. on espionage charges. >> edward snowden's father wants his son to have his day in american court. >> where my son chooses to live is going to be his decision. i would like for him to be able to come back to the u.s. >> lon snowden plans to meet his son in moscow to find ways to dispute the espionage charges. he's been granted asylum for one year. >> the only deal will be true justice. >> maryland representative dutch rups ruppersberger had strong words. >> he went to cry that and russia >> snowden is accused of leaking classified information. late last week president obama announced plans to make programs more transparent and accountable. ruppersberger said reform is needed but those programs protect americans. >> we need this program. the president understands that. >> do you at this point feel that the agency has invaded anyone's privacy?
need to do better in educating our public. >> reporter: the former director of the nsa, said that added oversight could -- >> you need to be careful how many processes you put in there. >> reporter: the leaks seem to have pushed u.s./russia relations to a post cold war low. president obama has canceled a meeting with russian president vladimir putin, originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states/russia relationships in any priority. that's the way to treat mr. putin. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son, who he is preparing to visit in russia, after recently securing the papers he needs to travel. some analysts argue that the president shouldn't be tougher on russia but should work on restoring that relationship. especially as the u.s. confronts unrest in syria and egypt. reporting live in washington, i'm danielle leigh. >>> a grim milestone in afghanistan. insurgents killed three servicemen on sunday. that brings the total number of foreign troops killed there to more than 100, 78 american. the
arrested and could be charged with kidnapping and murder as early as today. >>> the father of nsa leaker edward snowden plans to visit his son in russia very soon. lon snowden hasn't talked to his son since he left the u.s. he wants to discuss a legal strategy to fight charges in this country. susan mcginnis reports. >> reporter: edward snowden's father wants his son to have his day in american court. >> where my son chooses to live the rest of his life will be his decision, but i would like at some point in time he should come back to the u.s. because i believe the truth will shine through. >> reporter: lon plans to meet his son in moscow to discuss ways to fight the espionage charges against the contractors. he's been granted asylum for one year. his father is not open to a plea deal. >> the only deal will be true justice. >> snowden is accused of leaking classified nsa information. his revelations have sparked debate about u.s. surveillance practices, and late last week president obama vowed to make the program more transparent and accountable. >> some steps to make americans more com
shows and lon snowden, father of edward snowden, the n.s.a. leaker, was on some of the chat shows and he was responding to what the president said during his press conference the day before about his son. i know eric, you're close to this story. you've spoken to the father before. >>eric: i have. i've spoken to lon personally. he's very concerned, a concerned father. he's also a concerned american. he's worried about what's going on. listen to what he had to say. he was with his attorney on one of the talk shows. >> at this point what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all the facts. what i've seen is much political theater. i was dis pointed in the president's press conference. i believe that's driven by his clear understanding that the american people are absolutely unhappy with what they've learned and that more is going to be forthcoming. we do have a perception problem and we have to deal with that. we need to let the american public know that this program is a program that protects them but does not violate their privacy. for an indi
. >> reporter: the father of edward snowden says that the nsa leaker is not heading back to the united states. >> as a father i want my son to come home if i believe that the justice system is going to be applied correctly. >> reporter: until then, he will visit his son in russia. his temporary asylum there has chilled the u.s.-russia relation and the furor at home shows no signs of cooling off. president obama said he already had been moving the nsa toward more transparency and accountability. >> i don't think that he was a patriot. >> there is a young generation who believe he is some kind of jason borne. >> nsa supporters want a stronger defense from the president. >> he failed to explain the programs which are lawful and saved lives. >> reporter: washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. >>> two of the biggest names in washington, d.c. will be in the bay area tomorrow. hillary clinton will be in san francisco speaking at the american bar association's annual meeting. eric holdler be speaking tomorrow. the meeting focuses on human trafficking, cybersecurity and gen
that all this data would be warehoused under the nsa. and i think that's what's giving the american people a lot of pause right now. and i think that's what needs to be explained to the american people. and congress will be reviewing this issue in section 215 of the patriot act to see if this is expanded beyond the original intent of the law. >> what actually changes, bart? do you think there's much room here to fundamentally change these programs? because all the nsa says is, look, maybe we could change who controls this meta data, which is in this virtual vault, and who has accessto it and how it's kept, which may be not enough for those who think there's a problem. >> well, congress may decide not to allow the nsa or via the fbi to collect every single call record of every single american for this purpose. that's not what the president's argument sounded like in his news conference. he sounded like he wanted to, as you say, just put a little more oversight on it internally, within the executive branch, and to sort of be slightly more transparent about how it happens. his justice departm
, the father of nsa leaker wed ward snowden is speaking out, telling abc news that his son is not a traitor. and though snowden says he believes in the american justice system, he does not think his son would get a fair trial if he returns from russia. abc's susan saulny in washington tonight. >> as a father, i want my son to come home. >> reporter: today, in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, lon snowden, father of fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden, said plans have been made to reunite in russia. >> you're going to moscow? >> reporter: bruce fein is the family's lawyer and says it will happen very soon. >> we have visas, we have a date which we won't disclose right now because of the frenzy. >> reporter: the purpose of the trip? to come up with a criminal defense against charges of espionage. >> what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all the facts. >> reporter: but the elder snowden is not convinced his son could get a fair trial. >> when you consider many of the statements made by our leaders, they have poisoned the
. the same area has had several accidents like this in recent years. >>> the father of former nsa contractor edward snowden says he has a visa now so he can visit his son in russia. as susan mcginnis reports, he wants to help his son fight the charges he faces back here in the u.s. >>> reporter: edward snowden's father wants his son to have his day in american court. >> where my son chooses to live is his decision but i would like him to be able to come back to the u.s. because i believe that the truth will shine through. >> reporter: lon snowden plans to meet his son in moscow to discuss ways to fight the charges against the former government contractor. the 30-year-old has been granted asylum in russia for one year. his father is not open to a plea deal. >> the only deal will be true justice. >> reporter: snowden is accused of leaking classified nsa information. his revelations have sparked debate about u.s. spying practice and late last week, president obama announced plans to make the programs more transparent and accountable. >> some steps to make americans more comfortable will actual
is proposing to revise section 215 of the patriot act, which explains how nsa can collect telephone data. they want to introduce a civil liberties and privacy advocate to the process, declassify more nsa and fisa court documents and appoint a new group of outside experts to review intelligence. it's receiving criticism from lawmakers who believe a privacy advocate will slow down the country's anti-terror tactics. president obama and senator john mccain, has talked about how snowden has changed intelligence. >> i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations. before mr. snowden made he's leaks. i don't think we would have gotten to the same place. and we would have done so without putting at risk, our national security. and vital ways to secure the country. there's americans that view mr. snowden as awhistleblower. there's some young people that believe he's some kind of jason bourne. >>> relations between the united states and russia are strained at best. and it goes all the way to the highest levels of government. president obama insists he doesn't dislike vladimir putin.
were still in stable condition at an area hospital. >> president obama unveiled new changes to the nsa surveillance program. some big probe -- changes could be on the way. nikole killion is live with the latest. >> good morning. eric holder is expected to outline some new changes today. the plan includes scaling back harsh sentences for drug-related crimes. 40%ral prisons are about overcapacity right now. almost half of the inmate population is serving for a drug -related crime. new esident obama unveiled rules for the nsa. >> the president and congress are on vacation right now. when they come back, they are likely to face another showdown over the controversial surveillance program. the present announce new proposals to revamp the secrets of relevance -- surveillance program. his criticism of edward snowden >> i do not think he is a patriot. >> in terms of him characterizing my son as a patriot.what i was say is that my son has spoken the truth. >> they say they have secured the proper travel documents to we still have a word for somebody who stole our secrets and got the job to ste
about the nsa leaker. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> the debate over the future of u.s. spying programs. mike mccaul, the head of the house homeland security committee. analysis from ted koppel of nbc news and "the washington post's" barton gellman. then presidential orders. strong words from the commander in chief this week about stamping out sexual assault in the military. the pentagon is preparing new rules, but there is an agreement on how to end the crisis. i go one-on-one with one of the lawmakers pushing for change, missouri senator claire mccaskill. >>> the immigration debate. a critical time for reform as members of congress head back to their districts to prepare for the fall fight. what are the prospects for passage? talk to both sides including the congressmen leading the fight against reform. >>> end of an era. the venerable "the washington post" is sold to amazon's jeff bez bezos. was what does it say about the future of traditional media? inside analyst from "the washington post's" david ignatius and david gross of "the new york times". all of that ahea
to defend weeks later why the nsa program has expanded so much pain when you want to get the allies outside saying he essential as we stand firm against the islamic terrorism after the president says the war is almost over. and being in congress, i support the nsa program. we went through the nuances and the details. but apart from that or maybe in congress and apart from a better america, you know, blame america first crowd that may be in congress i think one of the main reasons why we have a hard time maintaining support for the programs such as the nsa is because the president has undercut us and manly speaks in a schizophrenic way. he should be the one out there on national television. he should be the one out there instead of talking about phony scandals he should be talking about the phony speeches that he's made about islamic terrorism and tell us why the nsa program is so important. [applause] so we are really against a situation where the people are being considered, republicans and some conservatives are defending a program of the left-of-center president refuses to defend himself
father of nsa leaker edward snowden said today he's obtained a visa to visit his son in russia. lon snowden said he would like his son to return to the u.s., but only if he can be assured of getting a fair trial on charges of espionage. >> at this point when you consider many of the statements paid by our leader, leaders in congress, they are absolutely irresponsible and inconsistent with our system of justice. they have poisoned the well, so to speak, in terms of a potential jury pool. >> jeff: for more on the snowden controversy we turn to major garrett on martha's vineyard where the president is wrapping up the first full day of his vacation. major, what does the white house make of this? >> well, the president's spokespeople have told me, jeff that they don't believe the president said anything inflammatory to poison the well on a potential snowden trial. they say the same thing is true of the justice department. they have no control with members-- what members of congress may say about this case. they also say the evidence is clear, at least from their perspective that felonies
until the president that was ousted is is officially put back in place. >>> the father of former nsa contractor edward snowden is planning visit his son in moscow. he wants to help his son fight the charges against him. >> reporter: edward snowden's father wants his son to have his day in american court. >> where my son chooses to live the rest of his life is his decision but i would like for him to be able to come back to the u.s. i believe that the truth will shine through. >> reporter: ron snowden plans to meet his son in moscow. to talk about the way to fight the charges. the 30-year-old has been granted asylum in russia for a year. his father is not open to a plea deal. >> the only deal will be true justice. >> reporter: snowden is accused of leaking information. his revelations sparked debate about u.s. surveillance practices and late last week president barack obama announced plans to make the programs more transparent and accountable. >> it sounds like americans are more comfortable and making them less safe. >> we are talking life and death and lived in new york and septe
. for the president it's always a working vacation. he can't escape the snowden case, the nsa leaker's father delivering that harsh rebuke. but from the white house so far, no comment. president obama in vacation mode on a ven vin golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt, while nsa leaker edward snowden as father appeared on a sunday among talk show, taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labelled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth and sacrificed more than the president of the united states or peter king ever. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. the fact is he's been charged with three felonies. >> reporter: now snowden's father says he and his attorney will be traveling to russia soon to help his son fight those charges. >> reporter: it's the frenzy that lon snowden claims will make it difficult for his son to get a fair hearing if he returns to the u.s. >> i want my son to come home if the justice system that we're afforded as americans is going to be applied correctly. >> reporter: snowden says that they have poisoned t
is opening an investigation into nsa surveillance programs. the former jp morgan trader known as the "london whale" may be off the hook. reports say bruno iksil is not likely to face charges related to bad trading bets that racked up more than $6 billion in losses for jp morgan chase. iksil is called the london whale because he was based in jp morgan's london office and put on monster-sized trading positions. the justice deparmtment and sec are still investigating the bank, but the whale trader is said to no longer be the focus. things are looking up in the u.s. according to bruce flatt. he's the ceo of brookfield asset management and is often refered to as the warren buffett of canada. brookfield already has $100 billion in u.s. assets, and flatt tells cnbc there continues to be a lot of investment opportunity in america. flatt says he's bullish on the u.s. because housing, retail and manufacturing are all making a comeback, and he sees possibilities in the shale gas revolution. flatt also mentioned he's looking for value plays in europe and emerging markets. it's always fascinating to know
are costing the united states big money and what the president wants did do. >> n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden's father thinks his son is a hero and why he says he will not get a fair trial in the united states. but, first, the america's money report. >> good morning. topping america's money, all eyes are on wall street as nervous investors return after the market posted the worst week since june. it dropped 1.5 percent. a study shows 40 percent of people in their early to late 20's prefer stronger beer with sales down for lite beer in the united states but manufactureers blame bad spring weather and the sluggish economy. the smart ones in the family get more of their parents' attention and were more likely to enroll high performing kids in extra activities. science fiction and fantasy beat out romance and an nation this weekend at the box office, and "elysium" beat out "we're the millers" and the disney spinoff >> covering daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. a report from the white house is calling for increased spending to improve the nation's electr
. the father of former nsa contractor edward snowden is speaking out in defense of his son. he has not yet had any direct contact with his son but he plans to visit him in russia soon. he calls president obama's statement that he is not a patriot political hatred. >> the american people are absolutely unhappy with what they have learned and more will be forthcoming. >> russia granted edward snowden a year of temporary asylum earlier this month. >>> state lawmakers get back to work today in sacramento with a wide range of run control bills topping their today list. the proposalled gun control legislation will give california the most stringent gun laws in the country. today the senate appropriations committee will hear legislation already passed by the assembly. including bills that will create a state data base of all gun purchases. >>> new figures show violent crime in every bay county expect for marin county. that is compared to 541 the year before. however other crimes like burglary, theft, and arson went up. >>> a body found in vacaville could be identified this afternoon and the family of
. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> the father of nsa leaker edwae edward snowden is speaking out. in an exclusive interview with george stephanopoulos, lon snowden says he wants his son to come home, but he's unfair that his son could get a fair trial. >> where my son chooses to live the rest of his life will will be his decision. i would like, at some point in time, for him to be able to come back in the u.s. whether he'll live the rest of his life here or not and face this. because i believe that the truth will shine through. >> lon snowden and his attorneys have secured visas to visit edward snowden. they didn't say when they'll go. >>> a 2-year-old rhode island boy was found wandering around a housing project hours after his mother and another woman were murdered. isaiah perez was the subject of an amber alert. >>> a father, apparently suffering from depression killed his 9-year-old son and then turned the gun on himself. he was have b a supervised visit with the boy. he sent an e-mail before the visit suggests he was suicidal. >>> two homes damaged in a deadly plane crash ar
classified information to wikileaks. he leaked that material to expose wrongdoing. >> the father of nsa leaker edward snowden told abc he'll soon visit his son after getting a travel visa from moscow. >> at this point when you consider many of the statements made by leaders, leaders in congress, they're absolutely irresponsible and inconsistent with our system of justice. >> snowden said the u.s. poisoned the well against his son and it's unlike he'll ever get a fair trial on espionage charges. >> a temporary feeling of safety overseas as the number of u.s. embassies and consulates closed because of a terrorist threat have now reopened. the u.s. closed 19 of its embassied last week. while many of them now back open, the embassy in yemen will remain closed because of continuing concerns about potential terrorist attacks by al qaeda. the u.s. consulate in lahore, pakistan, is also still closed. it was shut down last week due to a separate threat. >> 4:48 and trains will be running again in san francisco this morning. a judge brought the planned strike by the two unions for the bay area ra
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